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Fragment of crewel work in blue

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Plain weave linen and cotton (linen warp in longer, horizontal direction) embroidered in scrolling floral pattern with dark, medium, and light blue wool; dark blue outlines of vine in stem stitch; dark blue dots inside vine in back stitch; flower motifs of all blues in Roumian couching or New...

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Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

American (New England), secodn quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

New England, United States

Dimensions

10 x 22.9 cm (3 15/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

52.111

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles